Challenges

FOTD: Grape Hyacinth

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I had intended to post my museum pictures but, I’ve been too busy. So, it will be a Flower of the Day post for Cee Neuner’s Challenge. I thought this might be a Bluebell but, it isn’t. I’m still trying to identify it. ~Vic

Update: It’s a Grape Hyacinth!

Blue Flower Image
The buds look like tiny Chinese lanterns.
03-06-2020

FOTD: Hellebore

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Early blooming Hellebores. My leap year submission. The next one will have to wait for 2024. ~Vic

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Hellebore With Water Drops Image
Evening walk after a rain.
02-13-2020

FOTD: Prickly Beast

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These things are pretty to look at but, you don’t want to step on one of them, barefooted. I’m always reminded of the Return of the Jedi sand monster Sarlacc. ~Vic

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Prickly Beast Image
02-06-2019

FOTD: Narcissus

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I haven’t gotten a shot of our now-blooming Narcissus. They started coming up last month. They seem to enjoy the cold weather. I’ve seen them bloom with ice on the ground. ~Vic

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Narcissus Image
02-22-2018

FOTD: Lots of Daisies

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I had intended to do a Shutterbug Saturday post but, I’ve spent the entire day battling my laptop. I curse Microsoft.

Instead, here are some late season, happy daisies. ~Vic

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Daisies Image
10-28-2018

FOTD: Azaleas

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Azaleas are usually Springtime visitors. Some of them, well, they are the late bloomers. This is a small bush on the First Baptist church property. ~Vic

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Azaleas Image
09-23-2018

FOTD: Tulips & Narcissus

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A companion piece to an earlier post, the white Narcissus is a beautiful contrast. The telephone pole, not so much. I still don’t remember where the pix were taken. ~Vic

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Tulips & Narcissus
04-27-2014

FOTD: Yellow

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I think this is a Wingstem or Yellow Ironweed (Verbesina Alternifolia). If I am wrong, y’all speak up. ~Vic

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Yellow Ironweed Image
09-08-2018

FOTD: Royal Blue

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I will have to figure this one out, later. ~Vic

Update: After much digging, I found this to be a Salvia Guaranitica or Hummingbird Sage.

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Royal Blue Flower Image
10-06-2018

FOTD: Phlox

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Walking around town. ~Vic

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Phlox Image
04-10-2019

FOTD: White Narcissus

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This was a nice find on an evening walk. I’d never seen a solid white one, before. ~Vic

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Narcissus Image
04-10-2019

FOTD: Tree of Lavender

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This is a tree on the church grounds. It’s huge and gorgeous. I have no idea what kind, though. ~Vic

Addendum: This is a Rhododendron, courtesy of Love in Australia. I would encourage anyone that needs assistance with figuring out what kind of flower they have to contact him:
Love’s Flower Identification Service.

It’s free, for the moment. That might change in the future. He is very, very good.

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Lavender Flowers Image
Tree of flowers.
I don’t know what they are.
04-07-2019

FOTD: Bright Yellow

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I haven’t a clue what kind of flower this is but, I will dig around and see what I can find.

Addendum: This looks very much like a Forsythia. ~Vic

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Yellow Flower Bush
Around town.
Neighbor’s bush.
03-31-2019

Alan Watts (Philosopher) Sketch: Think & Explore

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A while back, I asked Mani @ Think & Explore to draw Alan Watts. He is a gifted artist and this is a perfect example. Go visit and see how he drew it. Thanks, Mani! ~Vic

Hi all, I am back with a new pencil sketch today! 😃 There’s a specialty for this one. Some time back, this picture (of Alan Watts) was requested by blogger The Hinoeuma (blog Cosmic Observation) as a suggestion to my next to draw list. I took the suggestion and worked on the sketch recently. […]

via Alan Watts (Philosopher) | Sketch — Think & Explore

FOTD: Mums

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This is a Chrysanthemum that I planted back in 2014. It must have been very happy where I put it because it was huge two years later. It finally gave up the next year. ~Vic

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Chrysanthemum Image
This is just one plant.
10-14-2016

FOTD: Azaleas & Hosta

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In the backyard. ~Vic

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Azaleas Hosta Image
04-24-2014

FOTD: Tulips

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Wandering around town. ~Vic

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Tulips Image
04-10-2019

FOTD: Narcissus

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These beauties have their own timetable. They bloom early, even when it is still cold…or snowing, no less. They are quite happy underneath Mr. Sugar Maple. ~Vic

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Narcissus Image
02-22-2018